"Looking at the game, I thought we performed very well but we're obviously disappointed with the end result," said Freedman. "We were maybe a little bit nervous in the opening 10 or so minutes, but once we settled I thought we were fantastic.
"Everton are a top side pushing for a place in the Champions League and they showed that. The end result is difficult to take and I feel for our fans, whose backing was magnificent today.
"There are plenty of positives for us to take away from the game. We also created a lot of opportunities and defended very well. It was a good all-round performance."
Bolton travel to Watford next Saturday.